Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Ritual for Samhain

So today for Samhain I did a simple ritual of my own devising. Was two parts to it. One I did in the daytime and one at night.

For the daytime piece I light 3 white candles and some clove incense. I asked the Goddess to be with me in drawing more positive things into my life. On leaves I had picked up from the ground I wrote statements like " I deserve requited love", " I deserve a house I love, which is mine for as long as I choose to live there" etc...
After writing out all those statements that came to mind I walked down to a nearby stream again asking the Goddess to be with me I tossed the leaves into the stream to be carried out to the world. The water representing to me the womb, nourishing, vital etc....

For the nighttime I used one black candle upon which I inscribed words like negativity, doubt, despair, etc...all the negative emotions I have been feeling. Again I asked the Goddess to be with me in releasing these thoughts, feelings and insecurities. I wrote on leaves again but this time statements like "I release all negativity", "I release self-doubt" etc... After writing out all statements like this that occurred to me I walked to cemetery, again I invoked the Goddess but this time asking for a sign that she had heard my petitions. I asked for a specific sign and I received it. I then buried the leaves in the cemetery, asking that the emotions, like the leaves be recycled into positive things for myself and the mother earth. So Mote It Be.

I felt lighter upon leaving the cemetery, like a weight had been lifted off my chest. I give thanks to the Goddess for her many gifts.